Santiago Rodriguez, PH.D.

Advisory Board Member

Science, Research, and Development

Dr. Rodriguez is one of the world’s leading scientists and authorities on aloe vera with a career spent researching its properties and constituents. He is a process scientist, who developed a patent (U.S. #5,902,796) for industrialization of bioactive factors or fractions from Aloe vera L. He designed a process for industrial manufacturing of an IV drug using complex carbohydrates extracted from Aloe vera L.

He has chemically characterized essential oils from other tropical plants as well. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the chemical characterization of paired helical filaments from Alzheimer’s disease patients. He is a current member of the International Aloe Science Council and the former Chairman of the Board and President.